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Pizza Margherita

This simple combination of cheese, tomato and basil is an all-time classic

This simple combination of cheese, tomato and basil is an all-time classic

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Cooking Time

Cook: 45 Mins

Cooking Time

Serves: 12

Cooking Time

Price: 26p per serving

Nutritional Information

Each 80g serving contains

Energy
670kj
160kcal
8%
Fat
2.6g
Med
4%
Saturates
1.0g
Low
5%
Sugars
1.9g
Low
2%
Salt
0.06g
Low
1%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g:
837kj/200kcal

Ingredients

400g McDougalls '00' Extra Fine Premium Plain Flour, plus extra to dust

7g sachet Asda Easy-Bake Yeast

1tsp sugar

4tsp rapeseed oil

400g can Napolina Cherry Tomatoes in Rich Tomato Juice

2 cloves garlic, crushed

2tsp mixed dried herbs

125g pack Asda Light Mozzarella, torn

10g basil leaves

Method

1
Put the flour, yeast and sugar into a bowl, then make a well in the middle. Add 300ml slightly warm (not hot) water.
2
Add the oil. Bring the mixture together with a wooden spoon until it forms a soft, sticky dough.
3
Knead on a floured surface for 6 mins until smooth. Cover with a tea towel and leave to rise a little. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Put the tomatoes, garlic and herbs in a large pan and season with black pepper. Simmer for 10 mins or until thickened. Set aside.
4
Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. Stretch the dough into 2 round pizza bases about 5mm thick. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper, sprinkle lightly with flour then lay the bases on top.
5
Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the bases.
6
Top with the mozzarella and basil. Bake for 12-18 mins until the crust is crisp and golden. Serve immediately.